Nickel

Functions

  • Role of nickel in human beings is not clear but it is found in high concentrations in nucleic acids like RNA and it may have a role in protein structure and function.

Sources

  • Soya bean
  • Lentil
  • Green peas
  • Walnut
  • Oats
  • Buck wheat
  • Barley
  • Corn
  • Banana
  • Pear

Deficiency

  • No known deficiency disease.

Toxicity

  • Toxicity may result from inhaled nickel carbonyl (from cigarette smoke, car exhaust, industrial waste).
  • Symptoms :

o    Headache

o    Nausea

o    Vomiting